Abbey Lincoln Dead at 80
There are few vocal performances of its time more wrenching, more joyful, more necessary than her work on We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite (Candid Records; 1960); fewer still are singers for whom no lyric, regardless of its mere author, would ever sound ordinary.
Abbey Lincoln passed away last evening at the age of 80; and though no meaningful insight of this wondrous woman's art may be had more easily than by just listening to one of her damn records; here, for those who require them, are the standard Obits and Appreciations:
The New York Times
The Los Angeles Times
The Wall Street Journal